Wednesday, June 25, 2014


This fall, a new INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE CLASS will become a part of the educational opportunities available at The Media Theatre. This venture into the first steps of becoming an actor will be designed for ages 4, 5, and 6.

Beginning Tuesday September 9 at 3pm, the INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE CLASS will meet weekly for 10 weeks. The one hour sessions are designed as a fun first look at what it takes to be on stage and will include lessons on following instruction, learning simple stage directions, and acting out roles relevant to the young age group.

Suited perfectly for ages 4, 5, and 6, we will tell a story each week and then 'Act It Out'. The story may be different each time we meet, plus instill within the very young that being themselves is very important.  The children will, for example, 'be their favorite zoo animal', 'walk in the rain or snow', 'be Cinderella or Prince Charming' and 'create rainbows' as we learn that working together is also important for proper stage craft. 

Following instructions will be one of the main focus points as we venture into creating with 'unique personality'. Developing and focusing on each student's personality is a vital ingredient of the class, as this will assist each child during this important growth process with whatever it is they are doing on the stage or off. 

There will be no actual 'scenes' developed but working together will be a large part of the class. Participants will, for example, be asked to do simple stage activities such as 'jumping rope' or 'search for your favorite stuffed animal'. As they perform these roles, they'll be reminded consistently that each of them has their own way of doing these activities and that they do not need to imitate how the person next to them does the exact same activity. It will instill in them that being yourself is the most important step of all.

Registrations are now being accepted for the INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE CLASS at The Media Theatre. You may visit or call 610-891-0100. Media Music Theatre Company produces all youth programs at The Media Theatre. 

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